Cao Dai Great Way

Author: Anh-Tuyet Tran
ISBN: 9780997136708
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This sacred scripture delineates the esoteric teaching of Caodaism and is originally written in Vietnamese.

Collection Of Selected Caodai Holy Messages

Author: Hum D. Bui
ISBN: 9781517564117
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This is the translation of the holy teachings of CaoDai, a new faith founded in Vietnam, with the goal to unite all religions in harmony and peace. CaoDai believes that all religions have the same divine origin, have the same ethic based on true love and the golden rule, and are just different manifestations of the same truth. CaoDai is a unique religion originating in Southeast Asia, which recognizes God as Source of the Universe and all souls, origin of all religions, Who manifested differently in different epochs and is called by myriad Names. CaoDai is a universal religion, which considers all religions One. It teaches human beings, who all have sprung from the same Source, to live in harmony, love, justice and peace; to enjoy universal sisterhood and brotherhood; and to cultivate themselves to seek and be reunited with God in their hearts. CaoDai propounds that God has come and expressed Himself in a new Way, Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do (The Third Salvation Of The Great Way), or the CaoDai religion, in 1926 in Vietnam. The immediate goal of CaoDai is to show human beings that all religions have indeed one same origin and one same principle, which is love and justice. If human beings would stop discriminating against each other because of difference in religions and treat each other with true love and justice (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you), there would soon be unity of all religions with religious understanding and tolerance, and subsequently harmony between humanity and peace on earth. The full name of the Supreme Being is Cao Dai Tien Ong Dai Bo Tat Ma Ha Tat, in which CaoDai originates from Confucianism that means the Supreme Being, Tien Ong means Immortals, Dai Bo Tat Ma Ha Tat means the great Buddha. The whole name of the Supreme Being embraces the three main religions of the East.In 1926, the Supreme Being gave the following message: Nhien Dang Co Phat (an old time Buddha) is Me, Sakya Muni is Me, Thai Thuong Nguon Thi (an old time Immortal) is Me, Who is Cao Dai. In founding CaoDai, the Supreme Being teaches man to realize that all religions have one same origin, and not to discriminate against each other but to love each other as brother and sister, to cultivate self to find God in one's heart.A spiritual message has said: "Out of Love and Mercy, out of respect for life, I have founded the Great Way's Third Revelation to save the earthly human, to help the virtuous attain a world of peace and avoid reincarnation to the earthly world of suffering." CaoDai offers two ways of practice: 1. Exoterism or cultivation according to humanism: a CaoDai disciple, while conducting a normal family life is: a. to complete duties toward self, family, society, country, living beings, and nature. b. to practice good and avoid evil. c. to show kindness to nature, plants, animals, human beings, and to avoid unnecessary destruction of any creature, recognizing that they all have the Supreme Being's spirit and are part of nature's cycle. d. to observe five Precepts: do not kill, do not steal, do not commit adultery, do not get drunk, do not sin by word. e. to practice vegetarianism at least ten days per month. This is a way to purify one's body and spirit and to promote love by avoiding killing living beings. f. to participate in ritual acts of devotion and worship to the Supreme Being. There are four daily ceremonies, at 6:00 a.m., noon, 6:00 p.m., and midnight. At least one ceremony per day at home is performed.2. Esoterism: While a disciple performs his duties toward humanity and ispracticing vegetarianism for at least ten days per month, he may be guided in the practice of esoterism with meditation as a major exercise. The goal is to progressively eradicate the inferior self and develop the divine element within the self, reaching toward oneness with the Supreme Being.


Author: Serguei A. Blagov
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590331507
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Contents: Preface; Ideological and Historical Roots; Emergence of Caodaism; Caodaism Doctrine and Canon; Caodaism Spiritism and Millenarism; Caodaist Hierarchy and Rituals; Caodaism:1927-1930; Caodaism: 1930-1940; Foreign Mission; Caodaism: 1940-1955; Caodaism: 1955-1975; Tay Ninh Church; Caodaist Sectarianism; Caodaism in Post-1975 Vietnam; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Caodai Faith Of Unity

Author: Hum Bui
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504901908
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CaoDai, a Faith of Unity discusses the oneness between God, human beings and the universe, including religions. Religions share the same divine origin, and ethics based on love and justice, and they are just different manifestations of one truth. If human beings realize the oneness between God, human beings, and religions, the world may achieve harmony.

Culture And Customs Of Vietnam

Author: Mark W. McLeod
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304859
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Discusses Vietnamese traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.

Sources Of Vietnamese Tradition

Author: George Edson Dutton
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231138636
File Size: 39,88 MB
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Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.--939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009--1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407--1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600--1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.

New Religions Emerging Faiths And Religious Cultures In The Modern World 2 Volumes

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440862362
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A valuable resource for students and general audiences, this book provides a unique global perspective on the history, beliefs, and practices of emergent faith communities, new religious traditions and movements worldwide, from the 19th century to the present. New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World provides insightful global perspectives on the emergent faith communities and new traditions and movements of the last two centuries. Readers will gain access to the information necessary to explore the significance, complexities, and challenges that modern religious traditions have faced throughout their history and that continue to impact society today. The work identifies the themes and issues that have often brought new religions into conflict with the larger societies of which they are a part. Coverage includes new religious groups that emerged in America, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, the Latter-day Saints, and the Jehovah's Witnesses; alternative communities around the globe that emerged from the major Western and Eastern traditions, such as Aum Shinrikyo and Al-Qaeda; and marginalized groups that came to a sudden end, such as the Peoples Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Branch Davidians. The entries highlight thematic and broader issues that run across the individual religious traditions, and will also help students analyze and assess the common difficulties faced by emergent religious communities. Presents alphabetically arranged entries on new religions that provide readers with easy-to-access, historical information about how these religions emerged from their cultural contexts and evolved over time Provides numerous primary source documents—each introduced by a headnote—that convey firsthand accounts of the founding of new religions and supply students material for critical analysis Includes photographs that help students better visualize important places, people, and things related to new religions Helps meet world history content standards and enables a fuller understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the contemporary world as well as how religions have responded to challenges and uncertainties

The Path Of A Cao Dai Disciple

Author: Nguyên Long Thành
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The Political Dimensions Of Religion

Author: Said Amir Arjomand
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791415580
File Size: 10,15 MB
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This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated framework. It is a major statement on a timely subject, and a plea for the acknowledgment of normative pluralism as firmly rooted in the history of religion. The editor shows that the fact of political diversity in the history of world religions compels the acceptance of pluralism as a normative principle.

Vietnam Style

Author: Bertrand De Hartingh
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906850
File Size: 72,11 MB
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With over 220 striking photographs and insightful commentary, this Vietnamese design book captures the essence of Vietnamese style and art. Vietnam has long captured the imagination of travelers, both real and armchair. It is an appealing country, filled with natural beauty, tranquil village life and fascinating cities. Vietnam also has an inimitable architectural and interior design style, the product of its rich cultural heritage and the various influences of Chinese, French and other Western colonialism. Vietnam Style is an exploration of the balancing act between traditional vernacular design and architecture and the outside influences of colonialism. The unusual and striking new design styles created by melding these elements are a true cultural kaleidoscope of Vietnam today. Chinese-style shophouses, temples with Indian influences, Thai-style palaces, French Colonial civic and domestic buildings, and the variety of tribal and native wooden houses present in Vietnam Style offer an intimate look into the vibrant, yet virtually unknown world of modern Vietnamese architecture and design.


Author: Knut Mikjel Rio
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845454937
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Louis Dumont's concept of hierarchy continues to inspire social scientists. Using it as their starting point, the contributors to this volume introduce both fresh empirical material and new theoretical considerations. On the basis of diverse ethnographic contexts in Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East they challenge some current conceptions of hierarchical formations and reassess former debates, both with regard to new theoretical issues and the new world situation—of post-colonial and neo-colonial agendas, ideas of “democratization” and “globalization,” and expanding market-economies.

The Divine Eye And The Diaspora

Author: Janet Alison Hoskins
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824854799
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What is the relationship between syncretism and diaspora? Caodaism is a large but almost unknown new religion that provides answers to this question. Born in Vietnam during the struggles of decolonization, shattered and spatially dispersed by cold war conflicts, it is now reshaping the goals of its four million followers. Colorful and strikingly eclectic, its “outrageous syncretism” incorporates Chinese, Buddhist, and Western religions as well as world figures like Victor Hugo, Jeanne d’Arc, Vladimir Lenin, and (in the USA) Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. The book looks at the connections between “the age of revelations” (1925-1934) in French Indochina and the “age of diaspora” (1975-present) when many Caodai leaders and followers went into exile. Structured in paired biographies to trace relations between masters and disciples, now separated by oceans, it focuses on five members of the founding generation and their followers or descendants in California, showing the continuing obligation to honor those who forged the initial vision to “bring the gods of the East and West together.” Diasporic congregations in California have interacted with New Age ideas and stereotypes of a “Walt Disney fantasia of the East,” at the same time that temples in Vietnam have re-opened their doors after decades of severe restrictions. Caodaism forces us to reconsider how anthropologists study religious mixtures in postcolonial settings. Its dynamics challenge the unconscious Eurocentrism of our notions of how religions are bounded and conceptualized.

Encyclopedia Of Global Religion

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 0761927298
File Size: 54,67 MB
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Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

History And Philosophy Of Caodaism

Author: Gabriel Gobron
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434462846
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Dao Cao Dai (Caodaism in English) is the third largest religion in Viet Nam (after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism). "Cao" means "high"; "Dai" means "palace." Caodai refers to the supreme palace where God reigns. The word is also used as God's symbolic name.

Religion In Southeast Asia An Encyclopedia Of Faiths And Cultures

Author: Jesudas M. Athyal
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692500
File Size: 30,42 MB
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This engaging encyclopedia covers the religions and religious traditions of various Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. • Promotes respect for cultural diversity by helping students learn about the religious traditions important to many Asian Americans • Highlights important information about countries, cultures, religious practices, and key figures in 50 sidebars • Examines a variety of religions in Southeast Asia • Includes contributions from American, European, and Asian scholars

A Companion To Los Angeles

Author: William Deverell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118798058
File Size: 57,97 MB
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This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex history of Los Angeles. The first Companion providing a historical survey of Los Angeles, incorporating critical, multi-disciplinary themes and innovative scholarship Features essays from a range of disciplines, including history, political science, cultural studies, and geography Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections combine with traditional historiographic essays to provide a multi-dimensional view of this vibrant and diverse city Essays cover the key topics in the field within a thematic structure, including demography, social unrest, politics, popular culture, architecture, and urban studies


Author: Penny Edwards
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824861752
File Size: 47,38 MB
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This strikingly original study of Cambodian nationalism brings to life eight turbulent decades of cultural change and sheds new light on the colonial ancestry of Pol Pot’s murderous dystopia. Penny Edwards recreates the intellectual milieux and cultural traffic linking Europe and empire, interweaving analysis of key movements and ideas in the French Protectorate of Cambodge with contemporary developments in the Métropole. From the naturalist Henri Mouhot’s expedition to Angkor in 1860 to the nationalist Son Ngoc Thanh’s short-lived premiership in 1945, this history of ideas tracks the talented Cambodian and French men and women who shaped the contours of the modern Khmer nation. Their visions and ambitions played out within a shifting landscape of Angkorean temples, Parisian museums, Khmer printing presses, world’s fairs, Buddhist monasteries, and Cambodian youth hostels. This is cross-cultural history at its best. With its fresh take on the dynamics of colonialism and nationalism, Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation will become essential reading for scholars of history, politics, and society in Southeast Asia. Edwards’ nuanced analysis of Buddhism and her consideration of Angkor’s emergence as a national monument will be of particular interest to students of Asian and European religion, museology, heritage studies, and art history. As a highly readable guide to Cambodia’s recent past, it will also appeal to specialists in modern French history, cultural studies, and colonialism, as well as readers with a general interest in Cambodia.

The Crisis Of Global Modernity

Author: Prasenjit Duara
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082250
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Drawing on historical sociology, transnational histories and Asian traditions, Duara seeks answers to the pressing global issue of environmental sustainability.

Handbook Of East Asian New Religious Movements

Author: Lukas Pokorny
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004362975
File Size: 66,37 MB
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The Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements is the first comprehensive reference work to explore major new religious actors and trajectories of the East Asian region (China/Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam).

Handbook Of New Religions And Cultural Production

Author: Carole Cusack
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004221875
File Size: 35,42 MB
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This volume fills a lacuna in the academic assessment of new religions by investigating their cultural products (such as music, architecture, food et cetera). Contributions explore the manifold ways in which new religions have contributed to humanity’s creative output.